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The spacecraft (BP-13), called a boilerplate because it will be carrying only limited instrumentation, will be flown for the first time aboard the sixth of the series of Saturn I rocket launches. Also for the first time the spacecraft will include the full lunar landing configuration that includes a Command Module (BP-13), Service Module, Adapter Section and Launch Escape System.

 

 

 

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Boilerplate No. 13 Arrives at KSC

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NASA  No.  KSC-64-1887

February 1964

Arrival of Boilerplate No. 13 is seen on KSC's skid strip. This will be the first test flight of the Apollo Saturn I with a configuration of spacecraft BP-13 that includes a Command Module, Service Module, Adapter Section and Launch Escape System. This test flight is noted as Apollo SA-6.

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SA-6 Booster Arrives at KSC

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NASA  No.  KSC-64-1891

19 February 1964

Arrival of the Saturn SA-6 Booster at The Cape.

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Launch Escape System for Boilerplate 13

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NASA  No. 64-SA6-12

February 1964

In side Hanger AF, the LES (Launch Escape System) is in the foreground that will be taken to Pad 37B and mated with the Apollo boilerplate No. 13. In the background is the S-IV second stage of the Saturn I configuration. Note the photographer filming the events on the right hand side under the LES.

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Boilerplate BP-13 Leaves Hangar A-F

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NASA  No.  64-SA6-16

The Apollo boilerplate spacecraft leaves Hangar A-F at Cape Kennedy for mating with the Saturn SA-6 vehicle. 

This will be the first test flight of this configuration. The spacecraft BP-13 includes a Command Module, Service Module, Adapter Section and Launch Escape System.

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Boilerplate BP-13 Hoisted for Mating

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NASA  No.  64-SA6-18

The Apollo boilerplate spacecraft is being hoisted to the top of the Saturn SA-6 vehicle at Saturn Complex 37.

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Spacecraft Mating With Saturn Booster

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NASA  No.  KSC-64-10788

The Apollo spacecraft BP-13 is seen being mated to the Saturn SA-6 Booster.

This will be the first test flight of this configuration. The spacecraft includes a Command Module, Service Module, Adapter Section and Launch Escape System.

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Apollo Saturn I SA-6 At Complex 37

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NASA  No.  S-64-24215

24 April 1964

Towering 190 feet over Launch Complex 37 the Apollo/Saturn I vehicle (SA-6) undergoes Radio Frequency Interference test. The flight test of SA-6 will be the first of a series in the Apollo program which will place men on the Moon.

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Apollo Saturn I SA-6 At Complex 37  #2

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NASA  No.  S-64-24216

24 April 1964

Towering 190 feet over Launch Complex 37 the Apollo/Saturn I vehicle (SA-6) undergoes Radio Frequency Interference test. The flight test of SA-6 will be the first of a series in the Apollo program which will place men on the Moon.

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Apollo SA-6 Pre-Launch Activities

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NASA  No.  107-KSC-64C-2387

28 May 1964

The mighty Saturn 1 SA-6 stands proud on Pad 37B during the early morning hours of the 28th of May 1964. The Saturn launch vehicle is now fuelled and ready for flight.

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Apollo Saturn SA-6 T Minus One Second

Wernher von Braun At Periscope #1

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NASA  No.  64-SA6-46

28 May 11964

Note the time left on the Block House Countdown Clock in front of Debus and Petrone.

Tension mounts in the Blockhouse of Launch Complex 37, with only one second before launch of the Saturn 6 flight vehicle carrying the first unmanned boilerplate. Seated in the centre is the good Dr. Debus, KSC Director, with Petrone to his left. And look who's at periscope #1. von Braun.

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Apollo Saturn SA-6 Ignition

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NASA  No.  64-SA6-32-1

28 May 1964

Ignition of the sixth Saturn I rocket with Boilerplate #13, dummy service module and lunar excursion module fairing at 12:00 PM EST from the Cape's Complex 37 Pad B.

This wonderful birds eye view was taken by a fixed camera using a nitrogen purged box, atop the Umbilical Tower.

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Ignition Of The Sixth Apollo Saturn I

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NASA  No.  MSFC-07807

28 May 1964

The engines of the mighty Saturn I SA-6 roar to life to with boiler plate #13 onboard to prove spacecraft/launch vehicle compatibility with the  Boilerplate CSM, LM adapter, LES. and the LES jettison was demonstrated.

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Lift Off Apollo Saturn I SA-6

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NASA  No.  64-SA6-32-3

28 May 1964    12:00 PM EST

Another fantastic birds eye view that was taken by a fixed camera atop the Umbilical Tower.

The Saturn I SA-6 lifts off from Pad B of Launch Complex 37 at 12:00 PM EST on 28th of May 1964.

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Apollo SA-6 Lift Off From Complex 37

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NASA  No.  107-KSC-64C-3524

28 May 1964     12:00 PM  UNTOP

This striking view was taken by a 35 mm camera, remotely operated, from atop the Saturn umbilical tower at the point of lift-off of the Saturn I (SA-6) rocket.

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Apollo SA-6 Lift Off From Complex 37

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NASA  No.  107-KSC-64C-3524

28 May 1964     12:08 PM  EST

The mighty Saturn I SA-6 lifts off with boiler plate #13 onboard to prove spacecraft/launch vehicle compatibility with the  Boilerplate CSM, LM adapter, LES. and the LES jettison was demonstrated.

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Apollo Saturn SA-6 Blockhouse Team

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NASA  No.  64-SA6-50

28 May 1964

The Cape's Director, Dr Durt Debus and members of the blockhouse team watch the booster performance plot boards, moments after launching of the sixth successful test of the Saturn 6 flight vehicle. The vehicle carried the first earth-orbital unmanned boilerplate model of the Apollo Spacecraft.

I wonder where von Braun went ?

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